A flight to Stockholm, a whole night train to Älvsbyn and other 4 hour on a train, change in Boden to KIRUNA. Excited, needless to say, about crossing the Northern Polar Circle. It s our first time SO FAR IN THE NORTH!
Anders came to pick us up in the station. He is exactly what I thought about the Lapland inhabitants- the latins of the north.
It s been nearly 8 years we have not seen the snow and ice!
We had a lovely winter walk in our new quarter;snow and sun is a great combination.
Maybe it will snow again- he says.It did, on his birthday, the beginning of June!
Adorable shadow and light patterns on the snow.
Systembolaget is one of the most important shops in Kiruna. If offers you a wine journey all around the world. Impressive. It was our first attraction in Kiruna we visited inmediately when we arrived. Anders was equipped in a long shopping list he makes according to the recommendations he reserches in internet. The Swedish are so Swedish that the list he prints out indicates on WHiCH SHELF in systembolaget he will find a desired product! Anders asked us kindly to indicate our personal alcohol wishes. Spoiled for choices, but the only thing which came to my head was ´hembränt´.... I only know it as a lyrics of the ´Öppna landskap´ song...